MEET THE GROUP!
HALEY GORDON - GRIFFIN NORMAN - EMILY CAMPBELL - BROOKS CAMPBELL - STEVEN STRAPLE
GRIFFIN NORMAN - Game Master
If there are three things in this world that Griffin loves, it’s bourbon on the rocks, making unsettling voices, and forcing his close friends in to roleplaying TPK scenarios week after week. It’s this startlingly specific combination of interests that uniquely qualify Griffin to GM the Hideous Laughter Podcast. Plus he paid for most of the stuff. Plus no one else wanted to do it. Also he usually provides smoked meats on the weekend.
It’s a career in the duteous ceiling tile industry that uniquely sets Haley up to be this party’s keeper-tracker of equipment, loot, story notes, and other stuff she does to keep this party respectable. Her engineer mindset and dedication in the face of adversity help her endure living with Griffin’s daily constant meat sweats. If you want to send baked goods to the members of the podcast for their excellent performances, please include a gluten free portion for Haley.
By day Steve beats people down with the Code of Federal Regulations and drinks Hamm’s. By night he beats people down with an iron-bound copy of The Bones Land in a Spiral and drinks Hamm’s. The second part was in the game of course. Except the Hamm’s. Steve has an unhealthy relationship with a certain science fiction franchise and is this party’s certified fifth wheel. In true role playing fashion, Steve is fulfilling his lifelong fantasy of playing someone with above average intelligence. And yes, he has cut his hair by now.
With almost more high-level education than the rest of the party combined, Emily may be the only Hideous Laughter Podcast member actually qualified to play Pathfinder. Emily’s day job is making food taste better, but you can always catch her on the podcast slugging tequila highballs on-mic and trying to make it sounds as if her character enjoys drinking saltwater. Listen the Hideous Laughter Podcast every week if you want to hear her try to keep her husband under control. Her and Brooks are married. Poor Emily.
It’s not just his love of his home state’s hockey team that makes Brooks this party’s “wild” card. This Twin Cities native created a character who just like his favorite NHL team is a literal punching bag. Speaking of wild card, if you catch Brooks off-mic, ask him how he scratched his eye at his bachelor party. Or tried to steal a bulldozer that one time. Or just tell him “I like to watch”. He’ll get what you mean.